Current diagnostic and radiographic assessment of tendo Achillis rupture

FJ Tomassi Division of Podiatric Medicine, Metro Health Center, Erie, PA 16508.

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The literature is replete with current clinical evaluation techniques of tendo Achillis rupture. An overview of the etiologies, diagnosis, radiographic evaluation, and treatment modes, either surgical or conservative, is presented with a brief description of two lesser known techniques: the knee flexion examination and needle test.